Many people keep cats now, and I believe everyone has wondered why we need to neuter cats. In fact,Neutering cats is a result of the perspective of cat health and safety.
4 benefits of cat sterilization
- Avoid urinating anywhere
- Avoid cats crying in estrus
- Avoid pathological changes in cats’ reproductive organs
- Prevent getting lost
1.Avoid urinating anywhere
Urinating anywhere is one of the common occurrences of cats in estrus. It often occurs on male cats. Cats spray urine to leave their odor to show other male cats that this is their territory.
2.Avoid cats yelling in estrus
Yelling is one of the main phenomena of female cats in estrus. This is that they are telling male cats about their courtship information through yelling. Their yelling is very loud and often makes people unable to sleep.
3.Avoid pathological changes in cats’ reproductive organs
If a female cat does not mate for a long time, the uterus and fallopian tubes of the ovaries will be congested for a long time, which will cause disease.
If the male cat is not sterilized, it may cause testicular tumors and prostate hypertrophy for a long time.
4.Prevent getting lost
Male cats and female cats will wreak havoc during estrus. Fighting and destroying furniture are common things. To complete the mating, they will even run out of the house, which creates the possibility of loss, and sterilization can make them stay at home honestly.
Circumstances in which cats are not suitable for sterilization
1.want cats to leave offspring
Some owners may want their cats to leave offspring, so such owners cannot sterilize their cats. Because neutering will make the cat infertile.
2.Cats are not easily sterilized during the estrus period
There is still some controversy about this statement. Some hospitals will refuse to sterilize cats that are in estrus, and some will agree. However, our suggestion is to sterilize cats when they are emotionally stable and show no signs of estrus.
3.Physical examination revealed a higher risk of surgery
If the cat has a disease, then it is necessary to evaluate the risk of surgery. These tests are services that you choose to purchase before the sterilization. For example, if the test results show that the risk of surgery is high and it will endanger the cat’s life, then it is not recommended to sterilize the cat.
The process of cat sterilization
The process of male cat sterilization
First, the cat is anesthetized and sent to the operating room, then the limbs are fixed and placed with the belly facing up. Then use a scalpel to make a small opening in the position of the testicles, and take out the two testicles separately. Because of the advanced medical sciences, male cats don’t even need to undergo suture surgery after surgery. The entire operation takes a very short time. You can see the cat in the nursing room in only half an hour.
The process of female cat sterilization
Sterilization of female cats is more time-consuming than male cats, because the female cat’s fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries are in the body, and surgery is to remove these organs, make the cat will no longer be in estrus. First, shave the hair on one side of the cat’s belly, then make a 2-3 cm incision to strip the fat, and then remove part of the cat’s organs. The entire operation process takes an hour or more, and the removed organs may have lesions. This is because the cat was sterilized late, and it had gone through many estruses before it was sterilized.
Ligation of cats
I believe that in addition to sterilization, you have also heard of cat ligation. This kind of operation is to prevent the transport of sperm and eggs in the body, and then achieve sterilization. Regardless of the ligation of male cats or female cats, the operation will not make the cat no longer in estruses. The cat will still urinate, fight, howl, and mate due to estruses.
How old are the cats to be sterilized
Regardless of whether it is a male cat or a female cat, the best time to sterilize is after the first estruses, which are usually 6 to 8 months old. Sterilization does not affect the growth and character of the cat. Cats that are six months old and weigh more than 1.5KG can be sterilized.
How long can it be sterilized after giving birth?
After the mother cat has given birth, the breasts will become larger, which will increase the difficulty of the operation. Doctors generally recommend that female cats be neutered one month after the kittens are weaned. At this stage, the mother cat’s breasts have returned to normal and can be sterilized.
What is the price of cat sterilization?
The cost of sterilizing male cats is about a few hundred yuan, and the price fluctuates in different regions. In Hong Kong, the price of sterilizing male cats is generally $380, and the price of sterilizing female cats is 100 yuan or higher than that of male cats.
In addition to the cost of the sterilization operation, there is also the cost of the physical examination before the operation. You can selectively purchase from all services, and the service price is charged separately. Generally, the cost of sterilization is about the same, and the cost of sterilization for female animals is higher than that for male animals.
Precautions before sterilizing cats
Cats need to be banned from drinking and eating before sterilizing. Some people may think that drinking and eating are forbidden to prevent cats from incontinence, thereby increase the difficulty of the operation. But in fact, it’s more than that. Cats’ respiratory and esophageal functions are weak. They cannot breathe to prevent food from falling into the respiratory tract when swallowing. After general anesthesia, cats cannot make judgments about some of the body’s reactions. If the food residues in the cat’s stomach return under the condition of general paralysis, it will enter the cat’s respiratory tract and cause pulmonary edema, which will cause danger. Therefore, it is necessary to fast for 8 hours before sterilization.
How to care for cats after sterilization
After the cat comes out of the operating room, the doctor will tell you the result of the operation, and then send the cat to the observation room with an Elizabethan circle. After observing for some time, when the effect of the anesthetic on the cat’s body gradually weakens, you can take the cat back. When you get home, you have to continue to wear an Elizabethan circle for the cat. Because of the pain of the wound, the cat can’t help lick the wound, causing wound infection, and the Elizabeth circle can prevent the cat from licking the wound. On the 7th day after the operation, the cat’s circle can be removed.
What to do after cats are sterilized
There is a special situation in which a cat has been neutered, but still in estruses. What should I do in this situation? This situation may be because part of the ovaries is still left in the body, which leads to estrus, and needs to be taken to the hospital for examination according to the specific situation. If it is more serious, another operation is required.